Why Website Speed Matters and 5 Ways to Increase It

Have you ever given up on a slow-loading webpage, tapping the back button to go find the information you were looking for elsewhere? Of course, you have; everyone has at one point or another. After all, 25% of us will abandon a page if it hasn’t loaded in four seconds (and expectations are only rising as time goes on). But that’s not the only reason that website speed matters. Google’s rankings take into account your site’s performance and

5 Most Common Mistakes Made by JavaScript Developers

JavaScript is the base language for virtually all the modern day web applications. In the past few years, we have seen an increase in the overall number of powerful JavaScript-based libraries and frameworks in building web applications. This worked for Single Page Applications as well as server-side JavaScript platforms. JavaScript has definitely become omnipresent in the world of web development. This is why it is a major skill that should be mastered by web developers.

9 Deadly Mistakes that Make Sites Slow

Slow websites influence bounce rates, conversion rates, and even your search engine rankings. That said, I’m surprised by the number of sites that are still gruelingly slow. Adam showed me a site today hosted on GoDaddy that was taking in excess of 10 seconds to load. That poor person thinks they’re saving a couple bucks on hosting… instead they’re losing tons of money because prospective clients are bailing on them. We’ve grown our readership quite

2016 Website Design Trends to Consider Before Creating Your Site

We’ve seen a lot of companies moving towards a cleaner, simpler experience for website users. Whether you’re a designer, a developer, or you just love websites, you can learn something by taking a look at how they’re doing it. Get ready to be inspired! Animation Leaving behind the early, gaudy days of the web, which was flush with flashing gifs, animated bars, buttons, icons and dancing hamsters, animation today means creating interactive, responsive actions that

Mixpanel: Custom, Event-Driven Analytics

What’s a page view matter to your business? Do you know? Are you sure? I know that sometimes we get a ton of traffic and it doesn’t matter, and other times we get a few great visits that lead to great business relationships. The marketing theory is that more is better so we all follow the lead. But do we have to? We’ve written about actionable analytics before – like Pirate Metrics for subscription-based businesses.